For those who can’t get enough of Hong Kong’s small but thriving craft beer scene, here’s another great watering hole to add to your list: Alvy’s, led by Patrick Gatherer (formerly of The Globe), founders of Young Master Brewery and veteran designer Paul Gelinas (Second Draft), has an undeniably cosy and welcoming vibe. Expect a comprehensive list of local and imported craft beers, a carefully curated selection of all natural wines, as well as the city’s most extensive collection of American only craft whiskies, all of which are small-batch, self-distilled labels.
To eat, Alvy’s offers its own signature style of sourdough based pizza with a mixed culture of healthy bacteria and yeast. A long and slow fermentation process means the dough develops a more complex flavour and a distinctive texture. Highlights include the fiery Sichuan-inspired Ma-La-Di-Da ($158), and A La Vodka ($108) with a creamy vodka sauce and pecorino. Small bites, such as Latkes potato pancakes with char siu ($78) and veal sweet bread ($188), are also available.
8 Holland Street, Kennedy Town
Tel: 2312 2996